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A cyclical problem

Addiction is driving people out of the workforce, undermining improvements to Kentucky’s business environment and threatening opportunities for economic growth. By Dave Adkisson Among the many health challenges facing America, none has hit Kentucky harder than opioid addiction. The impact of the opioid crisis on Kentuckians’ health is staggering. Less obvious, however, is the toll

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Becomes Baptist Health Floyd

After months of transition work, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services officially became part of Baptist Health at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The new name of the organization is Baptist Health Floyd. The binding asset purchase agreement was signed at the end of June and was approved by the Floyd County Commissioners,

A cyclical problem

Addiction is driving people out of the workforce, undermining improvements to Kentucky’s business environment and threatening opportunities for economic growth. By Dave Adkisson Among the many health challenges facing America, none has hit Kentucky harder than opioid addiction. The impact of the opioid crisis on Kentuckians’ health is staggering. Less obvious, however, is the toll

Severity of future dementia burden revealed in 20 states, including Kentucky

  According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology “deserts” due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia cases. The research further shows that, due to

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Government Affairs

Kentucky Supreme Court Declines to Recognize New Tort of “Negligent Credentialing”

by Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Bethany A. Breetz  Do Kentucky patients have a cause of action against a hospital for the negligent credentialing of a non-employee physician who is given staff privileges by the hospital?  In March of 2016, the Court of Appeals answered that question in the affirmative, recognizing a new, stand-alone tort and avenue for recovery

Healthcare issues in the upcoming elections

By Ben Keeton After a brief delay, the primary elections are official and we can move our attention to the upcoming general elections in November.  While we can feel a bit of relief from the campaign commercials, the next several months are important as the candidates present their vision for the future of Kentucky.  Healthcare

Features

Physician Spotlight: Meet Jae Jung, MD, PhD

Fast Facts Director of the oncologic dermatology program at Norton Cancer Institute Hometown: Grew up in San Ramon, a suburb in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, CA Family: Husband, George Calvert (orthopedic oncologist also with Norton Healthcare). He grew up in Louisville, KY and is a proud graduate of St. Xavier and a rabid

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